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Board of Directors

Executive Committee


























Committee Chairs

  • Susan Preston Boland, Kindergarten Program

  • Thomas  F. Doherty,  Children’s Opera Program

  • Melissa Zahansky, Children’s Symphony Program

  • Nancy Fraiser, Grants and Fundraising

  • Susan Horn, Hospitality

  • Sara Diorio, Board Development and Nominating

  • Eric Chalupka, Technical Director


Board of Directors

  • Sandra Ahola

  • Denise Archambault

  • Kimberly Bergendahl

  • R. Sky Bridgman

  • Jay Cantor

  • Mary H. Cheyne

  • Alison Dodds

  • Donald A. Froehlich

  • Rebecca Harvey

  • Sarah W. Hemingway

  • Nicola Johnson

  • Mary Eliza Kimball

  • Barbara Lussier

  • Lorraine McDevitt

  • Ellen McNeely-Silbermann

  • Shirley M. Mongillo

  • Maureen Nicholson

  • Rachel Sarantopoulos

  • Catherine Shires

  • Andrew E. Tillinghast

  • Lauren Wheaton

  • Marcia Williams

  • Monique C.K. Wolanin

  • Michele L. Woz

Thomas Doherty


I've been involved with P/Arts since 19##! The best this about P/Arts is........

Leah Schad


I love hearing about the experiences and writing about them

Michael Drummer

Asst. Chairman

The face of students when they get to experience something like this makes all the hard work worth it!

Lindsay Paul


I love working with money